April 21, 2015


Poll reveals majority of Ohio voters favor marijuana legalization

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Staff and wire reports As advocacy groups collect signatures for legalization efforts, a poll reveals the majority of Ohio voters support marijuana legalization. The latest measure, set for the 2016 ballot, is championed by Cleveland-based Ohioans to End Prohibition, which began collecting signatures Monday. If approved by voters, the Cannabis Control Amendment would extend the Read More…

American Red Cross holding April blood drives in Medina County

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The American Red Cross is conducting blood drives at seven Medina County locations this month:   1 to 7 p.m. April 20 — Medina Fire Station 1, 300 W. Reagan Parkway.   1 to 6 p.m. April 21 — Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1605 Center Road, Hinckley Township.   7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Read More…

Veterans job fair Wednesday in Akron

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AKRON — The Veterans Service Commission of Summit County is hosting a Veterans Job and Career Fair noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday at its offices, 1060 E. Waterloo Road. The fair is open to all veterans and their dependents. The commission said representatives from local companies will be available along with officials from the Ohio Read More…

Children fill up Easter baskets at First Christian Church egg hunt (PHOTOS)


More than 100 youngsters lined the parking lot of First Christian Church on Saturday afternoon with baskets and bags in hand with one goal: grab as many candy-filled eggs as possible. Hundreds of pastel-colored plastic eggs dotted the field around the church, which sits at Wooster Pike and Sharon-Copley Road in Montville Township, and the Read More…

A bunny thing happened at the Medina Library… (PHOTOS)


Baby chicks from local farms entertained youngsters after an Easter egg hunt on Saturday at the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St.

Free therapy advice available during National Occupational Therapy Month

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Occupational therapists at LLA Therapy will provide free advice and will conduct a free consultation/screening for families who have concerns about their child during National Occupational Therapy Month. LLA Therapy said it provides outpatient speech, occupational, physical, behavioral, musical and social therapy to children in clinics. It has locations in Medina, Fairlawn and Hudson. Additionally, Read More…

Medina County agency receives grant to help foster children

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Medina County Job and Family Services has been awarded a $50,000 state grant to host trauma training sessions for people involved in the lives of foster children. The state of Ohio offered $6.8 million to counties on a competitive basis, Job and Family Services Director Mead Wilkins said. His office applied for the grant in Read More…

Nominations sought for leaders in business, nonprofits, schools

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The Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio announced it is accepting nominations to recognize leaders in business, nonprofits, academic institutions and other groups for contributions in the workplace and the community. Women of Professional Excellence will be honored at a luncheon June 5 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St., Akron. The group is seeking Read More…

Brunswick Hills-based RPM International sets dividend

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RPM International Inc. of Brunswick Hills Township announced Thursday a regular quarterly cash dividend of 26 cents a share. The dividend is payable April 30 to shareholders of record April 13. The company said its dividend increase of 8.3 percent in October 2014 was the 41st consecutive year of increases. RPM said that practice ranks Read More…

New cafe’s owners celebrate opening in Wadsworth

Owners B.J. and Nicole Mikoda, center with scissors, cut the ribbon to officially open The Valley Café’s new location in Wadsworth. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Wadsworth has a new café. The Valley Café opened last month at 101 High St. and so far business has been good. “We’re a family-owned business and we fit in here because it’s a family-oriented community,” co-owner Nicole Mikoda said. Mikoda and her husband, BJ, who also is a chef, started the Valley Café in Read More…